stephen on 12/13/2012
Last year arround september my wife was biten by a strange insect which she was not awere of so she told me the followin g morning rigth there l knew what it was i told her it was a bed bug and reported it to the manager he came with some spray which did nothing to help so a an expect for help and this time it worked but just last we the bugs have return again so we are planning to let the managment know then we will advise ourselfs if nothing is done about the issue.
Alexis on 07/04/2012
So, I moved into this building last Fall. Upon my arrival, I didn't notice that there would be critters waiting in every crack of my apartment. For the first couple of months, I encountered a few roaches, but then I was bitten in the middle of the night & knew what it was right away. The only thing I happen to be allergic to are bed bugs.
As soon as I experienced my first bed bug here, I researched different methods to beat them. The only thing I have found useful for them as they infest every
other apartment was Food Grade D-Earth. I have survived sleeping on my bed without any attacks in the middle of the night, which my bed happens to be a platform bed really low on the floor, still I haven't had any more problems sleeping.
New management took over In the Spring & exterminated, killing all the roaches, but of course the bed bugs are the ones to keep coming back. All those sprays & bombs aren't as useful as the powder is for me. Everyone else seems to remain infested, tossing out mattresses every week.
Bed bugs have snuck in through the door cracks or through the walls. I caulked most of them, weatherstripped the door down to the tiniest hole. Some have also hitchhiked onto my dog from outside, crawled onto my arm & only noticed this nearly invisible speck on me after my reaction. So not only is this building most likely infested, but the grass patches in front of this building might as well be.
Bed bugs are hard to control, but make sure you close EVERY gap near your beds, entrances, & walls adjacent to other apartments. Thankfully, I'll be leaving soon, steam cleaner prepared & tons of laundry to do before I step into my new bed bug free apartment.
Anonymous on 02/14/2011
This is such a shame, I have lived in this
building for over 20 yrs. It was orignally managed and owned by the father who passed
away. After his death ownership and management was passed to his son, who unfortunately does not take the same pride in owenrship nor does her have the same concern for his tennants.
Several summers ago my apt. became infested,
however, at that time I had no knowledge of
bedbugs or the havoc they and wreak! But by
the end summer, sadly would know by the
number of bites which subsequently turned
into scars over 100% of my body.
When I became aware of what was causing my infestation I repeatedly requested help from
landlord and untl began to capture evidence
& contact my alderperson did he finally take
some really half-assed action. However, it's
a case of way too little way to late, causing
one family of four to move.
The action thus far that has been taken is
the extermination will "spray " your apt.
at your request howver a tenant who is a
former exterminator explained to the owner
and other tenants that this type of 'spraying"
is totally ineffective as all apts. as well
as all common areas also need to be treated.
As far as my apt. is concerned my infestion
has somewhat lessened due only to the fact
that I had to destroy many items including
furniture and televisions.
THE REAL COST TO ME IS THE EMOTIONAL PAIN DUE TO THE SCARS OVER ARE THE SCARS OVER 100%
OF MY BODY! I REALLY WISH i COULD USE MY NAME
BUT I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO!